The Met’s Summer HD Festival 2021

The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival is returning on August 27 in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, where seven free encore presentations of past Live in HD transmissions will be free to enjoy through September 6.

Screenings are free and open to the public, with approximately 2,500 seats set up.

TWO WAYS TO SECURE SEATS:

  • General admission: The screenings are free and open to the public. General-admission seating will open one hour before each presentation on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Assigned seating via the TodayTix Lottery: Enter for a chance to win up to two free reserved seats, starting two weeks before each screening. Entries close three days before a presentation at 12:59 PM ET. Ticket holders must arrive at least ten minutes before show time to guarantee seats. Enter the Lottery through the TodayTix app or by calling Lincoln Center Guest Services at 212.875.5456.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, August 27, at 8PM: The Opera House
In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke explores the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s storied Lincoln Center home.

Saturday, August 28, at 7:30PM: Verdi’s La Traviata
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. From December 15, 2018.

Sunday, August 29, at 7:30PM: Verdi’s Otello
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; starring Sonya Yoncheva, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lu?i?, and Günther Groissböck. From October 17, 2015.

Monday, August 30, at 7PM: Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
Conducted by Dante Anzolini; starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker. From November 19, 2011.

Tuesday, August 31, at 7:30PM: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
Conducted by Valery Gergiev; starring Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, Evgeny Nikitin, and Franz-Josef Selig. From March 10, 2020.

Wednesday, September 1, at 7:30PM: Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Conducted by Roberto Spano; starring Isabel Leonard, Janis Kelly, Denyce Graves, Iestyn Davies, and Christopher Maltman. From November 10, 2018.

Thursday, September 2, at 7:30PM: Berg’s Wozzeck
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; starring Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn. From January 11, 2020.

Friday, September 3: No screening

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Saturday, September 4, at 8PM: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the extraordinary Met Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, in one of the symphonic repertory’s most epic and stirring works.

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Sunday, September 5, at 8PM: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the extraordinary Met Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, in one of the symphonic repertory’s most epic and stirring works.

Monday, September 6, at 7:30PM: Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Stefan Kocán. From October 3, 2015.

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